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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2017 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

too bad Johnie Johnson won't get his due when all the tributes roll in. Johny B. Goode indeed...

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 19, 2017 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

I did my part to point out Johnnie Johnson's indispensable contributions to foundational rock 'n' roll every chance I got. You are right, everyone should know.

Listen to this jam and Johnnie's playing in it. He doesn't even get any camera time, but he's arguably carrying the whole jam and who knows how much of Chuck's music he helped write?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKd0aiaK4c

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 18, 2017 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

You have read Keith's book ? Maybe there is some truth to the his theory . Maybe did cowrite some of those songs Chuck took full credit for .. It is tempting to throw rocks at such an unsavory man . But we should be careful to to take it too far . But at very least there are those lyrics . "Too Much Monkey Business" begot "Subterranean Homesick Blues" begot "Pump it up,," , etc.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2017 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

I have. Not negating Chuck's huge influence, just hoping more folks learn of Johny's contributions.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 18, 2017 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Agreed .

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Poster: HankAndLeeStamper Date: Mar 20, 2017 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Yeah, "Team Johnny" on this one. The way Keith idolized Chuck, and still does, I can't believe he would take Johnny's part on this if he wasn't firmly convinced of the truth of it, which, as a non-musician, is good enough for me.
Got to see Johnny play as part of Ratdog once. Didn't really "fit" but it was still cool as hell to see.